Towards a CO2-neutral brewery

We are proud of the results we accomplish year by year considering water- and energy reduction and our recycling of trash. In 2017 we accomplished the lowest energy- and water usage ever! Thinking in sustainability and making responsible choices are intertwined in our way of work. Our ambition is to be a completely CO2 neutral brewery in 2025; a brewery where all used energy is sustainable.

 

Contribute to a circulair society

Contribute to a circulair society

Almost 99.8% of our waste is being reused! The brewers grain, that is a result of brewing, is fed to livestock. Our yeast gets reused in pharmaceuticals. And our labels are used in paper packaging for microwave meals

100% of our packaging has the FSC certificate. We use lightweight packaging and reuse bottle. We stimulate recycling. This saves material and is less damaging for the environment.

15% of our energy used is ‘home-made’. This biogas is a product of our own water treatment plan. This makes Grolsch within Asahi Europe Ltd the brewery with the highest usage of biogas.

 

Logistics and transport

Logistics and transport

Looking at our CO2-footprint, we look further than just the production process. We work together with our partners to make logistics and transport as efficient as possible. When transporting export containers, we often use the water way. Compared to using the roads this saves us 71,2% CO2 with a 40/45ft container.

Together with other big regional companies we signed the ‘Beter Benuttern Twente Kanalen’, better use Twents Canals, deal. Are goal is to take freight of the roads and in the boats. It all goes according to plan, there will be a daily reduction of 900 trucks by 2020.

Our activities

Our activities

Within Grolsch we have various initiatives and activities to reduce energy consumption:

  • Use hardcups (cups of biodegradable plastic) at festivals.
  • Projects more efficient energy use in production.
  • Limiting heat loss in brewery and offices.
  • More efficient setting of ventilation in brewery and offices.
  • Producing more biogas (= green energy) from our own waste water treatment.
  • Stimulate conscious use of energy among employees.
  • Economical use of raw materials, auxiliary materials and packaging materials.
  • Return system bottles / crates.
  • Mapping the impact of packaging on the environment (life cycle analysis).
  • Reuse waste materials and residues.
  • Use of recyclable plastic pallets.
  • Use of lightweight bottle caps.